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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This is a classic, American-Style pale ale that displays all of the complex bitterness and aroma from the hops of the Yakima Valley in Washington State. By using a top-fermenting ale yeas strain we bring out the floral and herbal flavor profiles. A clean, malty body is developed from the pale and light caramel malt. ABV 5.4% Bitterness 35 IBU. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (3841) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
12 oz bottle from Costco Bakersfield. Nose of light floral hops and malty caramel with a slight woody note. Clear orange with a small off white head. Flavor is slightly bitter with a malty backbone. Finish lightly bitter. Drinkable but nowhere near a great Pale Ale!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours clear copper with weak off white head. The aroma has notes of tart grapefruit and tangelo, a touch of sour citrus, some acidity and hints of maltiness. The taste is similar with some tart to sour citrus that rolls into bitterness by about midway with lingering light maltiness in the background.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Beer gets brewed. Massive quantities of shitty beer gets brewed. Craft beer begins getting brewed. Craft beer becomes popluar. Costco brews beer. Woah. Again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright orange with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of toffee, citrus resin, woody, sweet caramel. Medium bodied and resinous with moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2010
bottle-pours lite copper with a fizzy white head. carmel malt dominates the nose with touches of leafy hops. a bit of oxidization as well. earthy and leafy hop flavors with some carmel malts-pretty boring and not good. i didnt realize this was made by gordon biersch-the label said some company in new york. i dunno.. anyways, not very good!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2010
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle brewed in Utica, N.Y. with an expiration date of Apr 04, 2010. The pour is golden yellow with a decent fizzy white head and pretty good lacing. Light but noticeable floral hops are the main aroma with a dash of malts. The taste is bitterly sharp with a hopped finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1138) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2010
12 ounce bottle from 24-beer case sampler from Costco at $18.00/case. Beer brewed in Utica New York by the Saranac-Matt Brewing Co. Good deal!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Sampled in a 12oz bottle from Costco in Mtn View. Overall a very weak brew. Flavor is not very smooth or well crafted. Pours with a white head and color is yellow and clear. Overall decent for the price but prefer the amber and german.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Pours pale golden with little head, aroma is spruce citrus and pretty good. The flavor is a decent Pale ale, some malt but the hops also come through.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1717) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 12 oz bottle into Grolsch lager glass. Smells like Sugar, cheap grain. Pours deep golden with a medium head and excellent lacing. Taste is just slightly piney; starts sour, ends bitter. It’s more grainy. Medium carbonation. Overall, a very grainy pale ale. I’ve had worse, but I’ve had better.


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